AMD 7870 variations

Ive been considering purchasing a 7870 card or 2... there are many different variations from diff companies... here are the cards .. tell me what yall think...

xfx oc -
msi -
saphire -
gigabyte -
Asus -

xfx being the most expensive....

alot specs are really close.. :heink:
i think sum can be manually tweaked to meet the xfx claimed performance .. so probably cud scratch that and oc myself donno...

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  1. I'd personally opt for the Gigabyte Windforce, it has the fastest Core clock speed (although you could overclock yourself of course) and has an excellent cooler.

    Having said that I don't think you could go far wrong with the sapphire or MSI variants either.
  2. ^actually I took it back,OP's link was that of a 7770 :P
  3. Anik8 said:
    ^actually I took it back,OP's link was that of a 7770 :P

    Yeah I was really confused then ! :lol:
  4. Sapphire dual fan version is pretty much the most quiet of the bunch, has very good overclocking headroom and is the cheapest. That's the 7870 I'd get ;)
  5. thanks for the advice.. i cud give 2 shits bout noise lol i want the most bad ass best performing bang for the buck
  6. Argh! facepalm.
  7. I opted for the Asus DCUII, only because my previous card was a Asus which I had no problems with so decided to stick with them.

    As far as overclocking and temps, it came with 1010/1210 clocks I bumped them up to 1100/1250 idle temps are 27-29c and under load 50-55c. Tried giving it more of a overclock 1150/1275 but BF3 didnt like it game would freeze and the card would turn off and back on, although I did try 1175/1275 clocks with the Heaven Benchmarks with no problems so I don't think its a power issue since I have a decent PSU ( PC Power & cooling 750watt)
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